So glad you found us. This is a caring group.
Sooo sorry to learn of your brother and your stroke. Do they know what caused your stroke??? What are they doing for you now to prevent the next one?
I have four children also, but mine are grown. The stroke very well could cause depression. Are you taking any anti-depressant ?? If not, please let your doctor know that you are suffering. They can prescribe a med that will help balance your brain chemistry and get you feeling mor like your old self again.
I wonder why your sister-in-law is allowing your brother to hide . . . I would think she would contact you to help support him emotionally . . . . or are you saying that she is looking for him also???